We got to Ngulia Safari Lodge (NSL) in Tsavo West National Park through the Mtito Andei Gate. The lodge is about 50Km from the gate with better access routes. In fact, traveling in the park on route to the lodge is made easier by the signage generally located at the intersections of access routes. We got into the park at around 5 pm and thus we were blessed to observe numerous wild animals such the enormous elephants, giraffes, lesser kudus, dik-diks, and gazelles. Driving through the bumpy roads with the many zebras was a pleasant experience. The lodge is in a stunning site, not far from Mzima Springs, the park's most famous attraction (a spectacular ecosystem that is a home to hippos, fish, and crocs). You may go on a wonderful guided safari walk here, as well as experience the spring water gushing from the stones. Rhino Sanctuary, Shetani Caves, Chaimu Lava Flows, and Kichwa Tembo are among the other attractions. From the rooms and the café, the lodge offers excellent views of animals (Elephants, Buffalos, and Leopards). This is the place to be if you truly want a wildlife encounter that includes elephants and a breathtaking view of a leopard while enjoying your dinner at the restaurant. The staff is friendly and helpful. The buffet is well-stocked with high-quality food options. The rooms are standard but well-equipped. You will enjoy hot showers, but only at predetermined times; remember, this is a wilderness lodge. This is a lovely spot to spend time with family, friends, and relatives. The location will not disappoint wildlife enthusiasts! We will definitely visit again.…
If its Leopards you want to see then Ngulia is the place to go. The lodge puts out bait to attract them, and usually it works, unfortunately not when we were there, the Leopard never showed however this might have had something to do with the untimely arrival of a Spotted Hyena. However we did see 2 elusive leopards whilst there. Ngulia Lodge is a busy lodge as it is a stop over for those visiting Amboseli, This means its well warn in the nicest possible sense. The Rooms are comfortable, the Food is Good, the staff friendly and the views from the rooms spectacular.
There are two things I will remember about this hotel. Firstly, it did not have hot water at any point during our stay. Given the rates this place charges, I could hardly believe it! But that wasn't the worst thing. The room was full of bugs and the curtain-style mosquito net just meant that you were trapping the bugs in your sleeping area rather than keeping them out. We hardly slept as we were woken every 5 minutes with something buzzing in our ear. Despite only having 3 or 4 rooms occupied, the hotel prepared a mountain of buffet food, which I though was just about edible but my wife didn't and had 3 bowls of soup for dinner. A focus on quality rather than quantity would have been better.
This is in the head of Rhino Valley which is a bit bumpy to get to, but once you get here, it is nice. Good food, nice bar with a feeding station for a resident leopard and also a watering hole that brings in some animals. The rooms are a bit basic, but mine was clean and adequate. It had a mosquito net that covered both the queen sized bed and a single bed, all in one. Just for info, the leopard didn't come in the night I was there.
We stayed at this lodge for two nights during our visit to Tsavo East. The park is amazing, the location of the lodge is fabulous (although the maintenance of the building is seriously lagging behind), the staff is friendly however we would NOT recommend you to stay at this lodge because they are feeding the leopard at night in their yard, which in our opinion is a NO GO. You are going to national park to visit/ search for the animals and this lodge is feeding the animals to just attract the tourist. This attraction does not help the animal, therefor we would strongly recommend to stay at another lodge.